22 Nov 2023
by Oli Hill, Andrew Pearson

Defra offers £74 million pot for Slurry Infrastructure grants to farms

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Farm businesses can now apply for the latest round of the Slurry Infrastructure grant scheme, with the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) offering £74 million of funding.
 
The grants aim to help farmers invest in improved slurry infrastructure to tackle water pollution, improve air quality and make better use of organic nutrients.

Farmers can apply for grants of £25,000 to £250,000 towards different types of slurry stores, slurry store covers and supporting equipment. Defra says improvements have been made to the scheme following feedback from industry after the first round and the total amount available has more than doubled.

An eligibility checker on the GOV.UK website can be used to find out how much grant funding farmers could receive based on their storage needs.

The grant forms a key part of the government’s Plan for Water, which sets out a strategy for investment and regulation to cut water pollution.

For full details, visit Defra’s Farming blog.

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Oli Hill

Oli Hill

Communications Manager, AIC

As Communications Manager, Oli creates and oversees the content published on AIC's website, emails, Member briefings, print publications, and social media.

A qualified multimedia journalist, he previously spent six years working at Farmers Weekly magazine as a Senior Reporter on the arable team, and latterly as Community Editor. More recently he was Communications Manager at Red Tractor.

Email:
[email protected]
Phone:
01733 385230
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Andrew Pearson

Andrew Pearson

Policy Manager, AIC

Email:
[email protected]
Phone:
07464 540421

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